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Succession list of HOD’s

  • Dr. Jacob Hyson                       1967-1981
  • Dr. Jose Mampally                   1982-1983
  • Dr. George Poulose                  1983-1993
  • Dr.Velayudhan Nair-                1993-1994
  • Dr.Chandrasekharan Nair        1994-1997
  • Dr.Zahida                                 1998-2000
  • Dr.Gopinathan                          2000-2001
  • Dr.T. Sreelal                             2001-2011
  • Dr.Harshakumar                       2011-2017
  • Dr.Ravichandran                      2017-2018
  • Dr.Harshakumar                       2018-Present




Studied for BDS in Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College and later took his post graduation in Prosthodontics from Govt. Dental College, Bombay. When he joined Trivandrum Dental College he had the unique distinction as the first dental postgraduate of Kerala. The ascendance of Prof. Hyson in the government hierarchy as Professor, Head of the Dental Wing, Director of Dental College and Joint Director of Medical Education has coincided with the development of the Dept. of Prosthodontics and the Trivandrum Dental College to one of the finest in the country. He has served the Kerala University in various capacities and the Dental Council of India as its Vice-President. His significant contributions include formalizing the inspection protocol and the postgraduate curriculum.


(Rtd. Director & Professor, Dental College, Calicut)
Mob: 9544428370

Graduated from University of Bombay, secured MDS in Prosthodontics from University of Bombay. Joined as Tutor in Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum (1962). Has taken British Council Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthesis (1973-74) from Liverpool, UK. Worked as Associate Professor in Crown and Bridge (!978-!981) in University of Khartoum (Sudan- Africa). He has worked as Professor in Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental college, Calicut & Trivandrum, Retired from service as Director, Government Dental college Calicut. He has Also worked as professor at Yenopoya Dental College, Mangalore and Pariyaram Dental College, Kannur after his retirement from government service



Graduated from Kerala University 1963. Secured MDS in Prosthodontics from Kerala University in 1972. Had 45 years of experience in clinical dentistry. Served as Assistant Dental Surgeon, Canadian Mission Hospital, Ratlam (North India) under Dr. Robert McClure MD, FRCS; Director and Postgraduate Professor of Prosthodontics in Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum; Joint Director of Medical Education under Kerala Government; Dean of the Faculty of the dentistry, University of Kerala; Member of academic councils and Board of Studies; external examiner for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.



He has taken BDS degree from Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum in 1969. Joined government service as Tutor in Prosthodontics at Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum in 1971 and completed his MDS in 1980. Promoted as Professor and HOD of Prosthodontics at Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum in 1994. He has been awarded good service entry by the Kerala Government in the year 1989. He has served the profession in various capacities viz; Former President, IDA Kerala State; Member, Dental Council of India; Executive member Kerala Dental Council; Founder Secretary Kerala Government Dental Specialist Association; Member, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Academic council; University of Kerala and Chairman Board of studies, Mangalore university. The independent status for two Govt. Dental Colleges (Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode) were granted because of relentless effort made by him. 



BDS (1971) and MDS (1983) from Govt Dental College, Trivandrum. Served as tutor, Asst. Professor and Asso. Professor. Voluntarily retired in 1997. Presently working as Professor Emeritus, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram. AP. Received Good Service Entry Award from Government of Kerala twice; Recipient of Neo literature Award from Govt. of India twice; B C Shroff and T M Udani Oration awards of Indian Prosthodontic Society; Dantacharya award instituted by the Kerala Dental Council; Publications – 19 books including A Primer on Complete Dentures, Edited Phillips Science of Dental Materials (Asian Edition), 200 articles in professional journals.


Contact No: 9447075444
Email Id: Zahidavk1953@gmail.com

Taken BDS degree in 1975 from Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum and MDS in 1985 from same college. Joined as Tutor in 25/08/1977 at Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum and worked later in Kozhikode an then in GDC, Trivandrum and was promoted as Assistant Professor in 17/7/1989 and worked up to 06/08/1989 at Kozhikode and from 07/10/1989 to 17/04/1991 in GDC, Trivandrum promoted as Associate Professor  in 18/04/1991 and posted to Kozhikode DC and transferred to Trivandrum in 09/01/98 and worked up to 02/03/1998 and was promoted as Professor and HOD in Prosthodontics, GDC, TVM. Promoted as Principal in 05/05/2006. But relinquished and took voluntary retirement in 10/06/2006 from Dental College service.


Contact No: 9847068404

BDS- 1977. MDS-1986.  Joined as Tutor 5th January 1984. Served as professor and HOD, Government Dental college Trivandrum from 2001 and retired as vice Principal on 2011. Served as Chairman and Dean of University of Kerala. Joint Secretary, KGDSA; Executive Committee Member IDA Trivandrum Branch; President, IDA Trivandrum Branch;- Member, IPS; Treasurer, IADE



BDS (1974) and MDS Prosthodontics (1980) from Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum. Joined Government Service as tutor in dentistry at Medical College Allepey on 01/05/1975. Worked as tutor, Assistant professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Head and Principal at Governmentt Dental Colleges Calicut, Kottayam and Trivandrum. Retired from service as Principal from Govt Dental College calicut on 30/06/2005 and worked as Principal at PSM Dental College, AkkikavuTrichur from 02/01/2006 to 30/12/2015. Worked at Dental College Trivandrum as Tutor from 01/12/1978 to 18/12/1980 Associate Professor from 16/08/1993 to 07/11/1993 Professor and Head from 21/08/2000 to 18/03/2001.